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Mizoram children face refractive errors

By Our Correspondent
Guwahati, Feb 6,

 A special  screening program, organized in two districts of Mizoram, helped diagnosing nearly 450 children with refractive errors who were later provided free spectacles.
The collaborative vision screening and spectacles campaign in Serchhip and Lunglei districts by India Vision Institute (IVI) in association with Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) benefited over 9,000 children in various remote villages.
At a ceremony organised in Aizawl held on 5 February, free spectacles were distributed to 30 children from Serchhip district. The remaining children would be provided free spectacles on 6 and 8 February, said a communiqué from IVI, which is an independent, not-for-profit registered trust established in 2012.
Those present at the meeting included India’s Ambassador-designate to Azerbaijan B Vanlalvawna, EVF  head Mahesh K V, program coordinator of Zoram Entu Pawl Samuel Zothantluanga etc.
Meanwhile, IVI chief executive officer Vinod Daniel informed that the mission would expand covering another 15,000 children in Mizoram. He also added that IVI had already conducted 422 vision screening programs in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala,
Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Haryana etc.

Rinku Khumukcham

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